Nerea Peris Brines is a legal officer and deputy data protection officer of the European Data Protection Board, which she joined in 2018. She holds an LL.M in European Law and Fundamental Rights from the Utrecht University and an LL.M in Legal Practice from the Open University of Catalonia and is a qualified lawyer in Spain. Before joining the EDPB, she worked as research assistant for the Utrecht University and as junior lawyer at Sandra Casas Abogacía, a Spanish law firm specialised in fundamental rights. Nerea specialises in international transfers of personal data and compliance tools under the GDPR, including binding corporate rules, codes of conduct and certification schemes. She has also been involved in the EDPB work related to the COVID-19 pandemic.